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Sports First Aid

Who should Attend this course

This training is aimed at anyone who wants to be trained and certified as a First Aider and deliver first aid care, especially those working with athletes, such as coaches.

Course Objectives

Learners who successfully complete this Course will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the sports first aider.
  • Be able to provide treatment for preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until the arrival of medical aid
  • Be able to provide treatment for an injury to athlete which does not require the attention of a medical practitioner or nurse
  • have an understanding of Sports Related Injuries & illness

English is the language in which training is delivered and participants must have a good command of the English language. If participants wish to bring an interpreter they may do so but prior notice must be given to Philip & Son Training Consultants.

Course Programme Unit 1: First Aid Responsibilities
This module covers the role of the  First Aider, the legal requirements and how to effectively ensure the safety of the first aider. Unit 2: Patient assessment
After this module, the candidate will be able to do a primary and secondary survey on a potential casualty. They will know how to take vital (pulse, breathing, etc) signs and treat an athlete appropriately . Unit 3: CPR for the Sports coach
After this module, the student will understand the chain of survival and will be able to activate their links, by calling for an ambulance, starting CPR Unit 4: Medical Emergencies
The student learns how to treat shock and how to do the recovery position. This will allow them to treat a casualty who has a range of medical emergencies Unit 5: Wounds and bleeding
This module teaches the student how to deal with blood injuries. They will know how to recognise the different types of wounds and know how to treat them. Unit 6: Musculoskeletal injuries
At the end of this module, the student will be able to treat patients who have fractured (broken) bones as well as deal effectively with casualties who have sprains, strains and dislocations. Unit 7: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock
This module covers the treatment of major and minor burns as well as the many different causes of burns. It also covers poisoning and how best to treat someone who has been poisoned. The student will cover electrical shock and how to manage a patient who has been electrocuted. Methods of training

The course is highly interactive with each theory session being followed by a demonstration, practical tasks and assessment of individual skills.

Assessment & Certification

Continuous assessment throughout the course. Students receive a PSTC Certificate on completion. The certificate is valid for 2 years.

Duration & Cost

1 day course and cost is €70

 

Our 1 Day Sports First Aid Course is designed to give anyone who has dealing with athletes and understanding of Sports Related Injuries, Illness & just everyday occurrences.